I got an IPhone so that I can play games while at dialysis to pass the time with. I chose AT&T because GSM network friendly phone can be unlocked and used on ANY GSM network carriers. I got mine unlocked and currently using a Simple Mobile plan which gives unlimited voice/text/data for only $40. A Verizon unlocked Iphone can only be used with international GSM networks (see this link explaining that: GSM Iphone vs CDMA
. So that was the reasoning on choosing ATT.
My unexpected dilemma is GSM (ATT, TMobile, Simple) does not work at my dialysis center. And I get spotty signal at work depending what part of the building I am in. So I just don't get calls when at dialysis or work. I have to forward the calls to my work phone. [more inside]
posted by udon
on Sep 10, 2012 -
I blocked a phone number thinking it would you know prevent someone from calling me. I've since seen on various forums (like ask yahoo) that the call will go through but will show up on my phone as "blocked number." Is that true? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin
on Aug 29, 2012 -
I need a Verizon phone to carry me over until the new iphone release. What's a decent cheap phone to get without doing the contract renewal or using up my upgrade? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on Aug 17, 2012 -
Do any of you New York-area mefites have an opinion on Verizon versus Time Warner for internet? [more inside]
posted by Mooseli
on Jul 26, 2012 -
I've been receiving calls every few days for the past few months from a company trying to sell me prescription drugs from India. I've tried telling them to please stop calling, putting them on donotcall.gov, filing a complaint with the FCC, and even complaining to Washington state which seems to be where the calls are routed from domestically. None of these have worked so far...though that isn't too surprising. What does surprise me is that I'm unable to even put a block on the number because it has a 3 digit int'l prefix and Verizon's system for blocking can only handle 10 digit numbers! The number reads on 001-206-337-3269 on my phone. Pretty frustrating. Any other ideas? thanks!
posted by grammalvsu
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Are there any good Verizon android phones that are similar in size to the iphone? [more inside]
posted by Kolath
on Jun 25, 2012 -
What's the fastest, best home internet I can get in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Jun 23, 2012 -
I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon, rooted/unlocked). I'm trying to share the connection from my laptop to the Galaxy Nexus (i.e., so the Galaxy Nexus can utilize the connection I have on my laptop). Can you help? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao
on Jun 21, 2012 -
I got lemoned once, Should I upgrade my phone again? Is the grass as green as it looks? Android phone questions ensue. [more inside]
posted by token-ring
on May 25, 2012 -
I got a collections letter for a Verizon bill that is nearly 10 years old. To pay or not to pay? [more inside]
posted by even butter
on May 24, 2012 -
In-laws? Old roommates? craigslist? I'm trying to save some money here! Plus bonus snowflake question about tethering/MiFi options! [more inside]
posted by leemleem
on May 17, 2012 -
How do you port just one phone number from a family plan to a new one? My son is going off his dad's Verizon mobile family plan and is getting his own (not necessarily through Verizon). His dad has several lines on his family plan and will be keeping that account.
posted by Wordwoman
on May 11, 2012 -
Long time AT&T iPhone user. Switching to Verizon. Help me wade through the sea of non-iOS smartphones. [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words
on Apr 18, 2012 -
I just upgraded to a Pantech Jest 2 from Verizon (prevoiusly had the Jest) and every couple of days I get banner ads on my home screen. My old phone never did this. Am I purse dialing into web access by mistake, or are these sudden ads common/acceptable all of a sudden?
posted by juniper
on Apr 6, 2012 -
Upgrading my phone: I'm debating a Droid 4, but I'm a bit nervous about the mediocre reviews of the camera. Will a third-party camera app improve the photo quality? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Is it possible to use an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II on Verizon in the US? [more inside]
posted by Grither
on Mar 13, 2012 -
Verizon and Google Voice experts: Which of these plans will be the best way to port my number? What can go wrong with these approaches? [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Mar 10, 2012 -
Cell phone question: Droid 3 user, on Verizon in coastal Maine. My phone only gets one bar of 1X data while roaming on US Cellular, while my girlfriend's CDMA Kindle and my brother's US Cellular phone get 3-4 bars of 3G data. The Verizon rep told me I should be able to get 3G from the US Cellular tower, but it's not happening. Does anyone know if there's any way to force my phone to roam on US Cellular's 3G? I know some people use custom PRLs, but this sort of thing is new to me and I'd like to do it properly. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Feb 9, 2012 -
Just upgraded to my first smartphone last week. On Verizon and have been a Verizon customer for about ten years. Of course I find out that starting Friday, Verizon will be offering its double data promotion again. But that puts this offer squarely within my two week return/cancellation window. My question is: is there any chance that Verizon would let me take advantage of this offer now? Has anyone had experience finagling this sort of thing with them? What are some good negotiating tactics in case they are reluctant?
posted by imalaowai
on Feb 8, 2012 -
What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
posted by letitrain
on Jan 16, 2012 -
- Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
- Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
- Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
Upgrading smart phones with Verizon, January 2012 edition: moving from an original Motorola Droid and a Droid Eris, and unsure how critical 4G LTE and Super AMOLED are for phones we'll have for another 2+ years. More thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 13, 2012 -
I use Verizon Wireless and my two years are up on one of my phones and I am looking to keep the cost under $100. I can get a refurbished Samsung Fascinate for $19.99 and it looks like a good phone. I can also get Samsung Stratosphere or a Droid X2 for $99.99. With my two year plan those look like my three best buys. Are the refurbished phones ever worth a darn? I bought a refurbished laptop over three years ago and it's running great still. All three are rated high and look OK but another few opinions won't hurt.
posted by zzazazz
on Dec 28, 2011 -
Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind
on Dec 27, 2011 -
Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Dec 2, 2011 -
I'm looking for a (Verizon) dumb phone that will silence the ring when any exterior button is pushed. [more inside]
posted by BrashTech
on Nov 21, 2011 -
I just HUGELY went over my Verizon data allowance by streaming something LONG on my iPhone 4s. How screwed am I $$-wise? What should I know before going to the Verizon store first thing in the morning to beg for some kind of mercy? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey
on Nov 13, 2011 -
Can you help me find a phone to fit these needs? - Verizon network, decent camera, flip/clamshell design (or otherwise butt-dial proof), no data plan required, and good build quality. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Oct 21, 2011 -
I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn
on Oct 10, 2011 -
How can I get the delay/latency out of my cell-via-network-extender calls or Skype calls or both? Verizon says it's Comcast and Comcast says everything's fine. Could it be my router? Is this just par for the course? I don't want to go back to landline but have to have a good phone line for my home business. [more inside]
posted by Askr
on Sep 12, 2011 -
Is it possible to unlock or jailbreak a verizon, samsung continuum, phone to make it useable with t-mobile? [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Sep 5, 2011 -
My son got his LG VX9200 phone wet. As in the bathroom, caught some spray from the shower, not under a constant stream or submerged.
This morn, he turned it on, and now he only gets the Verizon screen...then flashes to all gray. and repeats that.
The googlefu says put it in rice for a day to get the moisture out. It been in about 6-7 hours and no miracle cure.
We are prepared for the fact he might need a new battery, or at worst a new phone, but the direst question he has, is will they be able to restore all his contacts/textx/messages?
I thought Verizon did this for me once, they say "maybe", but he is convinced he has lost everything.
tl:dr? Is there a way/a hack etc to get back the data off his phone?
posted by timsteil
on Aug 26, 2011 -
My cell phone display has gone black, for no reason I can see, and now I'm receiving a mysterious new spate of text messages-- which I can't read or identify the sender of. Help? [more inside]
posted by dee lee
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Where can one find free Web site hosting? I don't need a lot of space, 40 or 50 Mbs will do, I just need to FTP files. [more inside]
posted by Gungho
on Jul 24, 2011 -